• Improve your English speaking, writing, and comprehension with English as a Second Language at Hodges University.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

    Certificate Program

    This certificate program is designed to provide English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to enhance a student’s existing knowledge, training, and job skills and further the student’s ability to communicate in English and pursue employment opportunities in the United States.

    The focus of the program is on a) speaking and listening comprehension; b) vocabulary and reading comprehension; and c) grammar and writing skills. Computer-assisted language learning enables students to reinforce their English skills. Leisha Cali, Hodges’ ESL director, provides three tips to increase your English skills while in college.

    Three 15-Week Courses per Level
    • Grammar (Levels 1-3)      
    • Reading/Writing (Levels 1-3)      
    • Listening/Speaking (Levels 1-3)

    Fort Myers and Naples Campuses
    8:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Monday - Thursday  
    5:00 - 9:50 p.m. Monday - Thursday

    Admission Requirements:

    • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.
    • Applicants must have legal status to live and/or study in the United States.
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Applicants must complete an ESL Applicant Qualification form, which is used to determine eligibility to enroll in the program.

    Financial Aid is available for Levels 1-3 for students who qualify.

    College Preparatory English

    A noncredit, college preparatory English course is also offered at the advanced level. This course is designed to provide English language instruction to advanced learners of English who are preparing for college or need to increase their knowledge of academic English for professional purposes.

    One 15-Week Integrated Skills Course 
    Reading, Writing and Grammar (Level 4)

    Fort Myers and Naples Campuses Level 4 
    5:00 - 9:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday 

    Fort Myers and Naples Campuses Level 4 
    8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday 

    Intensive English Program Bridge

    The program is designed to provide instruction in academic reading, writing, and grammar for non-native speakers of English who are pursuing a college degree at Hodges University. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Visit our Intensive English Program Bridge webpage for more information.

    Take the first step to improving your English skills with Hodges University’s ESL program by filling out an application or contacting an Admissions Representative today.

  • Leisha Cali
  • Leisha Cali
    Director of ESL

  • International Students

    International Students

    Hodges University is located in Southwest Florida, one of the most beautiful places in the United States to study.  We also have programs that are entirely online, so it is possible to earn a degree without traveling to campus.  

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